MLS suspends Tyler Deric following domestic violence arrest

Oct 30, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric (1) punts the ball against the Portland Timbers in the second half at BBVA Compass Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
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Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric has been suspended by MLS following an investigation into an alleged domestic violence dispute which saw him arrested on Tuesday, the club announced. The team released a statement concerning the matter:

“We take these matters very seriously and are working closely with Major League Soccer and local authorities,” the team wrote in a statement. “We support the League’s decision to suspend the player pending further investigation. 

“The club will have no further comment until the investigation into this alleged incident is complete.”

Deric is coming off having been named MLS Player of the Month for his performance during the month of October. His rise has been meteoric, having begun as a homegrown talent for the Dynamo franchise before he was signed in 2009, making the team as a third-string goalkeeper. His signing made him the first homegrown player in Dynamo history.

The Houston native has posted six shutouts this season, saving 76 of the 107 shots he has faced during the 2017 year. During the regular season, he had a 10-6-10 record in net, having made the second-most starts of his career. He has made his first two career appearances in the playoffs and earned a win and a draw, yet to allow a goal along with eight saves.

After playing collegiately at the University of North Carolina, Deric got his break beginning with the Dynamo in 2009. He hasn’t left the team since, but has been loaned out on three separate occasions to the Austin Aztex (2009), San Antonio Scorpions (2012), and Rio Grande Valley FC Toros (2016).

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